College of Arts & Sciences
Together, Let’s Get Things Done in Your Community Learn how national service programs can strengthen your organization and community
Mississippi University for Women will be one of six entities to host Volunteer Mississippi information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources, including AmeriCorps State, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), and Senior Service Corps programs. Educational institutions, volunteer centers, state and local government agencies, and nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for national service funding.
All sessions will be an hour and a half long. Those interested in submitting an application for an AmeriCorps State program to operate in 2015 will meet for an additional hour after the presentation, for Nuts & Bolts of AmeriCorps State.
Wednesday, July 16 9:00 am – 11:30 am Hosted by Mississippi University for Women MUW, Hogarth Hall, President’s Dining Room 408 MUW Drive, Columbus AmeriCorps is a grant-funded national service network providing resources to Mississippi communities. Service program members pair with public agencies, schools and institutions of higher learning, and nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations to build volunteer capacity and meet locally-identified needs. AmeriCorps members also recruit area volunteers to directly address core issues—education, disaster, health, veterans, and the environment—forging self-sustaining communities.
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To receive the conference rate, mention - "Mississippi Association of Colleges Conference."
Courtyard by Marriott 1995 6th Street N. Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 245-1540 www.marriott.com/gtrcy $129 per night, plus tax
Fairfield Inn & Suites 2011 6th Street North Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 241-1990 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/gtrfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-columbus/ $109 per night, plus tax
Hyatt Place Columbus 101 Hospital Road Extended Columbus, MS 39701 662-370-1800 columbus.place.hyatt.com $109 per night, plus tax
Wingate by Wyndham Columbus 129 Brickerton Street Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 327-9999 http://www.wingatehotels.com/hotels/mississippi/columbus/wingate-by-wyndham-columbus/hotel-overview $85 per night, plus tax
The W’s EE @ PBC program has partnered with the Youth Environmental Science (YES!) program to deliver experiential, field-based water resources education to all fifth grade students in the Starkville Municipal School system. Using demonstrations, models, activities, trail hikes, field analyses and MUW’s 36’ pontoon boat/floating laboratory, students get an exciting and concentrated day learning about water resources. Through its partnership with the YES! program, The W reaches approximately 400 students per year, exposing them to new concepts such as water resources, The W, Plymouth Bluff, and outdoor exploration.
Held mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays in fall and spring with 5th grade students from Henderson Ward-Stewart Elementary in Starkville.
EE @ PBC seeks to provide highly engaging and field-based educational curricula for teachers and students of the Golden Triangle region and beyond. If possible, these programs would be made available to all groups free of charge. Topics might include: Water Resources, Geology, Astronomy, Wildlife Biology and Ecology, Atmospheric Science, and possibly Physics and Engineering. Ideally, these programs would be funded through a mix of support from the University, private and corporate foundations, alumni, and grants.
Please contact Kenny Langley at the Office of Outreach & Innovation at 662.329.7159.
Mississippi University for Women will host the 81st Annual Conference on October 5-7, 2014.
The purpose of the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities (MAC) is to promote goodwill among colleges and universities, to stimulate academic and professional cooperation among the membership, to consider common problems, and to pursue those matters of common interest to the membership.
Department of Languages, Literature, & PhilosophyDr. Bridget PieschelChair
Painter Hall Phone: (662) 329-7386Fax: (662) 329-7387
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439